Went to the movies this weekend and enjoyed the new film The Martian, starring Matty D. Besides being really entertaining, I thought it embodied some mission critical messages for our dysfunction era. OTOH, feel free to tell me I’m overthinking it…over at WaPo.
Over at PostEverything. Deep thoughts for a Mon AM in the dog days of summer, but the conclusion–do good stuff!–seems pretty straightforward.
Read the intro to my new book, The Reconnection Agenda: Reuniting Growth and Prosperity, over at the WaPo PostEverything. Or better yet, download the whole damn book at let me know what you think. You can buy a hard copy–you know, with paper pages, here. [Here’s the cover, which I think is great, by Anthony… Read more
Larry Summers joins me–and too few others, IMHO–in recognizing this as a good time to introduce a tax on energy, in his case a broad carbon tax. Unlike the idea I and others have touted–a small, phased-in bump up in the federal gas tax that’s been stuck at $0.18 since 1993 that would then be… Read more
Real GDP was up 5% last quarter on an annualized basis, the strongest quarter in over a decade according to the final revision from the BEA. And that’s on the heels of 4.6% growth in the prior quarter. As the BEA put it, pretty much all cylinders were firing in the Q3: The increase in… Read more